You have already learned the nuts and bolts of cannabidiol (CBD), but do you know how many different types of CBD products are out there? There is a wide assortment of CBD products available to consumers today. Depending on how fast you desire the CBD effects to kick in, as well as your budget and personal preference, you may want to try out different products to see what works best for you.
Keep reading this blog to learn more about the various types of CBD products on the market and find out which one is right for you.
Tinctures are the most common method to use CBD that is currently available on the market. CBD tinctures are taken sublingually, i.e., administered by dropping a couple of drops on or under the tongue for 60-90 seconds and then swallowing. That said, they can also be mixed with any prepared food or beverage, such as smoothies, yogurt, ice cream, soups, and salad dressings, so you can add a few drops of a CBD tincture to your favorite food or beverage and enjoy the benefits of CBD.
What makes CBD tinctures popular is the fact that they offer an approachable and affordable way to get introduced to CBD and its natural balancing benefits. You can measure out exactly how much CBD you want to use. There is no guesswork or need to question that the information on pre-measured products is accurate. And since they are taken sublingually, CBD tinctures are also quick to absorb into the bloodstream and deliver more rapid results.
While most CBD products are ingested, topicals such as creams, salves, balms, rolls on, etc. are designed to be applied directly to your skin, delivering CBD’s balancing properties directly to where they are needed. CBD topicals are great options for localized results since they will be interacting with your skin versus absorbing into your bloodstream.
CBD topicals can help with chronic pain, inflammation, acne, psoriasis, anti-aging, etc. The method of consumption means that CBD topicals are incredibly easy to use. CBD topicals are also discreet, since using topicals in everyday life is very common.
CBD capsules are exactly what they sound like: they provide the natural balancing properties of high-quality hemp-derived CBD oil in a handy pill form. CBD capsules make it easier than ever to add CBD to your diet as a daily supplement; simply swish down your CBD capsule with a mouthful of beverage, and you are on your way. Because CBD capsules are absorbed through digestion and then delivered to your bloodstream, they tend to have particularly long-lasting effects.
What makes CBD capsules even more special is the fact that they are pre-measured (i.e., they have a set amount of CBD in them), so you don’t have to worry about measuring out your serving each day. All you need to do is grab a CBD capsule and swallow it!
CBD edibles, or any food item infused with the beneficial hemp-derived CBD, are slowly becoming one of the most popular everyday wellness products. If you are looking to obtain CBD’s natural benefits through flavourful natural edible options, these are the ideal product for you.
CBD edibles have numerous benefits: For one, they are perhaps the easiest method of CBD consumption. Simply eat a CBD edible like you would any other type of food. Two, they taste delicious. No matter your craving, you can probably find a delectable flavour to match. Delicious CBD edible products will make taking your daily CBD an enjoyable experience. Lastly, they have long-lasting effects. Edibles must pass through the digestive system before they are absorbed into the body. Because this process can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours before CBD can interact with the body’s systems, CBD edibles typically offer natural balancing effects that are longer lasting than some other types of CBD products. Edibles with high content of fats can help you body absorb more of the CBD before it is digusted.
CBD FOR PETS
CBD is one of more than a hundred chemical substances known as cannabinoids naturally found in the hemp plant’s flowers and leaves. It typically interacts with our body via an advanced physiological system known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS): a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that help control some of our most vital life functions related to memory, appetite, mood, pain sensation, and immune system. As it turns out, all mammals have this unique and fascinating bodily system as well. This means that our pets can consume CBD just like we do and experience similar effects! If you are looking to start your furry companion on a CBD regimen, products like CBD oils, CBD dog and cat treats, and skin balm can provide your pets with daily CBD.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I START WITH?
CBD has no official recommended dosages yet as CBD is not currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA). This can make determining the right dosage a little confusing, especially if you are using CBD for the first time. That said, some variables like the concentration of CBD in each drop, your weight, how you get it into your body, and the nature of the condition you are trying to treat can help you make an educated guess.
The safest method to identify the right dosage for you is to “start low and go slow.” Start with a very low dose. Observe how your body responds to that amount of CBD, and slowly work your way up while continuing to monitor your body’s responses. Keep doing it until you find the perfect dose that works for you. If you experience any unpleasant effects (such as dizziness or nausea), return to the previous dose.
CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE USING CBD
We strongly recommend you to talk to a trusted medical professional before you start using CBD, especially if you are on any other medication. CBD interferes with your body’s ability to metabolize any drugs or dietary supplements that you are taking.
You may also want to research your state laws regarding the use of cannabis products. While the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the sale and use of CBD on a federal level, CBD is still in a gray legal area in the U.S. Read all about CBD laws in every U.S. state in this blog: Is CBD oil legal in all 50 states?
WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
It should not, as drug tests do not screen for CBD, but one of THC’s primary metabolites: THC-COOH. That said, regular daily ingestion of high doses of Full Spectrum CBD (in the thousands of milligrams per day) and mislabelled THC concentration labels on CBD products could make you test positive for THC and fail your drug test.
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